Realising the economic potential of high yielding cassava
SNV is targeting the Indonesian cassava sector because of its promising outlook and potential to benefit a significant number of poor, smallholder farmers.
With funding from the Australian government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), SNV will work with international and local partners to increase the rural incomes of cassava farmers in Eastern Indonesia.
A major program of this partnership is the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Promoting Rural Income through Support for Markets in Agriculture (AIP – PRISMA) which aims to contribute to a 30% increase in net incomes for 1,000,000 poor rural female and male farmers by June 2017.
SNV is implementing three cassava projects:
• Developing a consistent supply of cassava chips in Nusa Tenggara Timur Province
• Increasing the quantity and regularity of fresh cassava supply for starch processing in East Java Province
• Increasing access to good agriculture practice and fertiliser provision in East Java Province